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COP 27: Where Was Digitisation?

COP 27's new "loss and damage" funding agreement has been hailed as a great success, but was there serious progress towards a green digital transition?

23/11/2022

Is Zinc the Future for Renewable Power Energy Storage?

A new zinc-based battery claims to do away with many of the disadvantages of lithium-ion batteries, and at a lower cost.

24/10/2022

The New Transparent Open Source Model Tackling Learned Biases in AI

Until now, the development of AI-based technologies for recognising text and speech has been in the hands of large technology companies. BLOOM aims to make this more transparent.

24/08/2022

A Bright Future? How the Next Generation of Solar is Overcoming its Many Challenges

Solar power is one of the best-known sources of renewable energy, but it is still only responsible for 3 percent of global electricity. What's keeping it back and how can it further develop?

15/06/2022

Tidal Power: The New Wave of Hydroelectricity?

Hydropower is one of humanity's oldest forms of energy, but there are still vast areas of the sector left unexplored.

30/05/2022

Could Dumping Corn Waste into the Deep Sea Solve our Carbon Woes?

We're already used to seeing bales of corn waste in our fields, but could they soon become a familiar sight on the ocean floor?

28/03/2022

New Smart Roofing Material Can Automatically Heat or Cool With Zero Emissions

The new smart roofing material could help reduce emissions from the heating and cooling of buildings throughout the year.

14/02/2022

How Collaring Cheetahs Reduced Human-Wildlife Conflict in Namibia

Namibia is home to one of the world's last remaining cheetah populations. But for years, cheetahs have decimated livestock herds, leading to a bloody human-wildlife conflict that further threatened the already vulnerable species. New technology and…

02/02/2022

IVF For Coral Reefs: ‘Coral Babies’ Grow to Maturity in Breakthrough Restoration Research

With coral IVF proven to work, researchers turn to robots and citizen science to deliver the new aquatic 'bundles of joy'.

10/01/2022

Solar-Powered Food: Study Reveals Microbial Proteins Could Lead the Way in a Sustainable Future for Food

A new study has revealed edible proteins which are much more efficient and sustainable than traditional staple crops. But does the world have an appetite for powdered microbial proteins?

06/09/2021

Off University: The Free Online University Created by Exiled and Blacklisted Academics

When authoritarian regimes clamp down on freedoms, academics are often the first targets. Now, suppressed academics have teamed with international universities to create a platform that allows their voice to continue to be heard.

16/07/2021

Papilio: A Wind-Powered Street Light That Only Works When You Need It

Conventional electric street lights not only use up energy - they're also a source of light pollution, affect local biodiversity and can reduce quality of life for city dwellers. A new design for a wind- powered, motion-detecting street light might…

15/07/2021

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